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The Brumbies have gone about their off and pre-season business fairly quietly and are hoping to continue their form after two wins in the pre-season to put them on the front foot into the season proper.
This is the second time they have played each other in three weeks after playing a trial match before they face each other again in three weeks time but you can’t read too much into the last game with a host of key players rested by both sides.
For the Brumbies, they are giving starting debuts to James Slipper, Irae Simone and speedster Toni Pulu with all three having solid pre-season form.
David Pocock has shrugged off a slight injury niggle on his calf and will take his place in the starting side despite taking no part in the pre-season trials but his presence will be influential as usual as he joins Lachlan McCaffrey and Rob Valetini in the backrow with Valetini looking to put the injury curse of 2018 behind him.
The halves have a familiar look with Joe Powell and Christian Lealiifano teaming up and partnering Simone in the centres is Tevita Kuridrani who looks to have benefitted from his first pre-season in six years as he looks to re-gain the Wallabies 13 jersey after missing out in 2018 with a pectoral injury.
The Brumbies back three of Pulu, Henry Speight and Tom Banks will be hoping to get plenty of ball and if either Pulu or Banks can get into open space it could be a long night for the Rebels with both players some of the quickest in the competition.
Much has been said about the Rebels recruitment of Quade Cooper and teaming up with his old mate Will Genia as they look to rediscover their magic of the 2011 campaign with the Reds and much will rest on their shoulders as the Rebels will have to do without Adam Coleman and Reece Hodge for this game.
If they can get their mojo back, then the Brumbies could have their hands full defending the Rebels backline that also contains the likes of the reliable pairing of Billy Meakes and Tom English in midfield and a back three of Marika Koroibete, Jack Maddocks and new captain, Dane Haylett-Petty.
But it will be up to their forwards to lay a good platform for the backs to unleash their attack and the Rebels welcome back Luke Jones and his combination with Matt Philip will be instrumental in doing so.
The front row of Tetera Faulkner, Anaru Rangi and Jermaine Ainsley will be in for a tough night as they come up against an all Wallaby front row of Slipper, Folau Fainga’a and Allan Alaalatoa.
The Rebels returned from a bye and edged out a visiting Highlanders side who were missing some big guns 24-19 last week. The Rebels were holding on grimly in the closing stages of that game but the win sees them setting the early pace in the Australian Conference with 8 points.
They now take aim at the Brumbies once again and they are looking to complete an early double after the teams met in Canberra in Round 1. The Rebels started as underdogs for that clash but they came back from 22-19 down at half time to win 34-27, scoring 5 tries and conceding 4.
Since that opening round home defeat to the Rebels the Brumbies have taken on 2 New Zealand sides with very mixed fortunes. In Round 2 they really impressed in dismantling the Chiefs 54-17 (half time 33-10) in Canberra. They ran in 8 tries and conceded 2 to chalk up a bonus point from a match they started as 7.5 point underdogs.
In Round 3 the Brumbies travelled for the first time and they proved no match for a Hurricanes side bolstered by returning All Blacks as they went down 43-13 in Palmerston.
This is the first of 3 successive Australian derby matches for the Brumbies who trail the Rebels by 2 points in the conference and lead the Waratahs by 1. They have played a game more than the Rebels and the Tahs but they could go top with a victory here.
Rebels: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Jack Maddocks, 13 Tom English, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Brad Wilkin, 6 Rob Leota, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Adam Coleman, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Robbie Abel, 1 Matt Gibbon .
Substitutes: 16 Anaru Rangi, 17 Tetera Faulkner, 18 Jermaine Ainsley, 19 Luke Jones, 20 Ross Haylett-Petty, 21 Richard Hardwick, 22 Michael Ruru, 23 Reece Hodge.
Brumbies: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Tom Wright, 11 Andy Muirhead, 10 Christian Lealiifano (captain), 9 Joe Powell, 8 Tom Cusack, 7 David Pocock, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Faingaa, 1 Scott Sio .
Substitutes: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 James Slipper, 18 Les Leuluaialii-Makin, 19 Murray Douglas, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Ryan Lonergan, 22 Wharenui Hawera, 23 Chance Peni.